June 18, 2018
By Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM
Brooks Koepka raised the U.S. Open Trophy, but headwear, footwear, and trendy summer colors took center stage in the fashion department at Shinnecock Hills.
Jason Dufner (FootJoy)
The biggest fashion story at the U.S. Open had nothing to do with a crazy print, cool color, or fancy kicks. Instead, Jason Dufner had the social media world buzzing with his range of retro visors and hats from FootJoy. The limited edition lids feature FootJoy’s vintage logo. Throughout the tourney, Duf alternated between classic silhouettes in the form of a high crown visor and a six-panel trucker cap with a mesh back. Look for additional colorways to become available throughout the summer.
Tony Finau and Paul Casey (Nike)
Dufner wasn’t the only one creating a stir with his hats. Nike outfitted its athletes in a mix of contemporary and retro styles. The rope style worn by Tony Finau combined cutting-edge fabric technology with an old-school design. On the other side of the spectrum was an ultra-modern design with a trendy ‘Just Do It’ all-over print worn by Paul Casey. The hat was part of the JDI Pack that Nike released for the U.S. Open.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf) & Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Titleist)
Not to be outdone were Rickie Fowler and Rafa Cabrera-Bello. Both players rolled out for the first round in these tri-colored ball caps that possessed a vintage summertime vibe.
Bryson DeChambeau & Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Earlier this year, Puma Golf teamed up with custom sneaker artist Nomad Customs to create a one-of-a-kind pair of Arnold Palmer tribute high-tops for Rickie Fowler. The two got together again to produce bespoke U.S. Open-themed kicks for Rickie and Bryson DeChambeau. The subtle and tasteful designs complemented their outfits without overpowering them.
Bryson DeChambeau (Puma Golf)
It doesn’t get more American than this. In addition to his bespoke kicks, DeChambeau also sported this bold color-blocked design from Puma’s Volition Golf Collection. The collection supports the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour), Danny Willett (Descente) & Alex Noren (Nike)
Vibrant oranges and neon corals were the "it" colors of the week at Shinnecock. Jordan Spieth, Danny Willett, and Alex Noren showed us three different ways to wear them. Spieth lit up the fairways with this highlighter hue. Willett took a modern and sporty approach with a color-blocked design. Noren’s less-is-more slant balanced a hint of orange up top with splashes of the color on his shoes. What was the one thing they all had in common? They played the bright hues off dark navy blues for an interesting contrast of colors.
Brooks Koepka (Nike) & Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Rugby stripes are one of the biggest trends to hit the fairways over the last year, but this week Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson put a different spin on the design. The tonal nature of the wide stripes offered a more understated look while still adding texture to their monotoned kits.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Whenever Justin Thomas tees it up, he is a candidate for best dressed. Such was the case at Shinnecock where he showed off a range of preppy looks that were appropriate for a long summer weekend on Long Island. JT’s wardrobe featured everything from grasshopper prints to soft pastels and striped canvas belts. Bravo, Justin.